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JetBlue Flies Back in Time with Their New “Retrojet”

Posted November 14, 2016 by Eric Dunetz

JetBlue unveiled their new 60′s style retrojet last Friday as part of the return of their JFK-Palm Springs service.

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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

Posted December 14, 2015 by Brad Tate

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?






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Daily push back rides enjoyed while interning with British Airways.
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What It Is Like To Work For An Airline As An #Avgeek

Posted October 8, 2015 by Gordon Gebert, Jr.

What is it like going from being a lifelong #avgeek to actually making it your profession? Gordon Gebert takes us through his transition.






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Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

Posted September 24, 2015 by Brad Tate

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline’s and passenger’s plans. Brad Tate explains the process behind diverting to another airport.






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Hundreds of post-convention bags wait to be sent to their flights. Photo by Paul Thompson.
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Walmart’s Mass Exodus from Denver Forces Airlines to Work Together

Posted August 14, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Employees from Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest, along with an airport service contractor all worked together in the intense Colorado sun to sort bags and get them to the right airlines and the right flights as they came off the trucks. I even overheard someone say, “One airport, one team.”






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Why Can’t Airlines Just Add Extra Room?

Posted October 2, 2014 by David Parker Brown

I recently saw a comment that referenced a seat being too small. “If planes were just one foot wider, seats could be as wide as first class. Would that kill Boeing or Airbus?”






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A British Airways (Operated by Comair) 737-800.
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Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

Posted September 2, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines, kulula.com and British Airways (Operated by Comair).






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Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter
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Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

Posted August 27, 2014 by Bernie Leighton

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”






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Lesson in Safety: How Airlines Deal with Thunderstorms

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.






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Airline News

Southwest ends Sea World Marketing Partnership, Will Repaint Shamu 737s

Posted August 1, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

After 25 years, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their marketing partnership. Under criticism from animal rights activists, the airline will repaint all three aircraft painted in the special “Shamu” color scheme.






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